Arlene Foster apologised again ‘for my failings in the implementation of the RHI scheme’.

The Northern Assembly will on Monday debate the report into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Up to three hours have been set aside for the(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: report found she should not have been presented with a document which lacked all the necessary cost information, but she equally should not have signed it. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

The Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme should never have been adopted, the chairman of the inquiry into the so-called cash-for-ash(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster Foster admitted that she did not read the legislation behind the Renewable Heat Incentive. File photograph: The Irish Times

More than three years since the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry was established in January 2017 the chairman, Patrick Coghlin, is to publish his find(...)

Farmer William Montgomery, in Co Antrim: “I was a person who never was a worrier much, but it has been very tough because sometimes you just can’t see an end to it.” Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

William Montgomery has 77,000 broiler chickens, three chicken houses, and two Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) boilers. Every one of the chickens on hi(...)

Fracking extracts natural gas by drilling into rocks and injecting pressurised water, sand and various chemicals to force out the gas. Photograph: Getty Images

A fracking ban in the Republic introduced two years ago will effectively be rendered “null and void” if Northern Ireland authorities grant permission (...)

EquiRatings managing director Diarmuid Byrne and product director Sam Watson. Photograph: Pam Cunningham

EquiRatings is proving quite the hit within the equestrian world as a sports data and technology company. Initially concentrating on the world of even(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “All Government departments must give full priority to activating their plans for a no-deal or disorderly Brexit”

Before Christmas, in the wake of Theresa May’s decision to postpone the Commons vote on the withdrawal treaty, Irish Government Ministers were told th(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys. In June, the Minister secured the backing of Cabinet for plans to introduce a minimum five-year expiry date on gift vouchers. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Plans to introduce legislation stopping companies from charging maintenance fees on gift cards or selling vouchers with expiry limits of less than fiv(...)

Gama workers protesting outside the Dáil in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke

A High Court judge has made directions aimed at progressing the hearing of actions by 491 Turkish workers over alleged underpayment of more than €40 m(...)

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